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Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Cape Byron Lighthouse featuring a lighthouse and a sunset

Enjoy magnificent ocean views, learn about shipwrecks and spot dolphins when you visit this historic lighthouse on mainland Australia’s most easterly point.

Standing on Australia’s far-eastern edge, the Cape Byron Lighthouse has been sending its bright beam over the Pacific Ocean each night since 1901. Explore the lighthouse’s awe-inspiring precinct and be treated to some of the most spectacular coastal views in Byron Bay. Spot turtles and dolphins or watch the surfers carving up the waves offshore. Check out the on-site Maritime Museum and learn seafaring stories and tales of shipwrecks.

You’ll be awed by the lighthouse’s dramatic position overlooking the cliffs of Cape Byron. Stroll around the structure and admire its outlook across the Cape Byron Marine Park. The lighthouse was constructed to help sailors navigating the East Coast and was operated by lighthouse keepers until 1989. Join a tour with a volunteer guide and learn about the role of this well-loved icon of Byron Bay in the town’s maritime heritage. Take in unbeatable 360-degree views of Byron Bay and the cape from the top of the lighthouse and see if you can spot marine creatures offshore.

Don’t miss the chance to walk out to Australia’s easternmost edge by strolling along the Cape Byron Track. This trail follows the coastline and leads to a cliff-edge viewpoint near the very tip of the headland, called the Little Wategos Track. You might spot humpback whales during their annual migration between June and November. Walk down the steps on the northern side of the cape to reach sheltered Wategos Beach.

Stop by the Cape Byron Lighthouse Café on your return to enjoy refreshments with magnificent views.

The Cape Byron Lighthouse is less than 10-minutes’ drive east of the town of Byron Bay. There is no fee to visit the lighthouse but there is a park entry fee for the Cape Byron State Conservation Area, which can be paid at the on-site parking lot. Tours run for 20 minutes and are held several times a day, except for Christmas Day. Attend a tour by making a gold coin donation. The Maritime Museum is open daily.

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Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$213 per night from 1 Jun. to 1 Jun.
Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...
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Glen Villa Resort
Glen Villa Resort
3 out of 5
80-86 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$96 per night from 9 May to 9 May
Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this holiday park is within a 15-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...
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Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
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The price is NZ$296 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...
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Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$213 per night from 1 Jun. to 1 Jun.
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Glen Villa Resort
Glen Villa Resort
3 out of 5
80-86 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$96 per night from 9 May to 9 May
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Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$296 per night from 10 May to 10 May
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Victoria's at Wategos
5 out of 5
1 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$1,092 per night from 11 May to 11 May
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Byron Bay Cottages
Byron Bay Cottages
3 out of 5
Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, NSW
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Watermark at Wategos
Watermark at Wategos
4 out of 5
29 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
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Byron BAY Villa - Byron Bay, NSW
Byron BAY Villa - Byron Bay, NSW
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Your Luxury Escape - The White House
Your Luxury Escape - The White House
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25 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
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THE Cape at Wategos - Lodging in Paradise
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